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president obama called morsi. the two leaders discussed wayed to de-escalate the situation in gaza, and the president underscored the necessity of hamas ending fire into israel. that's the latest information. thank you. as i mentioned, more than 100 rockets have been fired from gaza into southern israel. you heard ayman refer to that happening today alone. many rockets fired into israel have been intercepted by the country's missile defense system. it is known as the iron dome. nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk joins me from tel aviv. this missile defense that we talk so much about, stephanie, is significant in many ways. it kept down the loss of life, which certainly would have escalated this crisis far faster than what we're seeing. >> reporter: yeah. it gives them some breathing room. if there was a rocket that landed here in tel aviv that killed a number of people or killed even more people down south besides the three that were killed in one attack, you'd be in a different situation. there would be more public pressure. right now you have tens of thousands troops waiting f
gaza. and president obama continues his travels in southeast asia after making history as the first u.s. president to visit burma. will foreign policy go east in the next four years? nicolas kristof is here to discuss. after friday's constructive meeting at the white house, are both sides of the aisle thinking it might be better to just hold hands and jump off the fiscal cliff? michael steele, ari mel ber and michael eric dyson will handicap the tax talks when "now" starts in 180 seconds. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. open enrollment is here. the time to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so call to enroll in a plan that could g
? anderson cooper live for us this morning in gaza. >> president obama takes a historic trip to myanmar and cambodia. what he has to say and why everyone is not happy the president is even there? >> is the black friday frenzy all just a big scam? how you can stay home this year and still get the best deals. >>> the clock is ticking here on the fiscal cliff. we continue to talk about it. 43 days to go. why there is new optimism there will be a deal reached soon. >> it is monday, november 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. soledad is off today. we want to welcome in our special team that's joined us here. "new york times" columnist. nan hayworth. ron brownstein, cnn political analyst is here as well. >> welcome to you all. we will be talking here in a moment. we have to begin with the huge story. "starting point," this morning, death and despair mounting in the middle east. the conflict in gaza city, it is intensifying. it's been intensifying overnight. look at the destruction here. an israeli missile slamming into a residential neighborhood taking out th
for cease-fire talks. hamas demanding an end to israel's military blockade in gaza in order to end the violence. israelis insisting they'll finish the job with a ground offensive if air strikes don't end the conflicts. >>> president obama praising myanmar's rapid political reforms during his historic visit there. the first sitting u.s. president to travel to that country. mr. obama also met with fellow nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest in myanmar. she expressed concern about a, quote, mirage of success in myanmar's reforms. >> and the american music award goes to -- justin bieber! >> that's cool. don't stop believing. justin bieber sweeps the american music awards winning all three categories in which he was nominated including the biggest award of the night, artist of the year. and his mom was on stage. other big winners, taylor swift, carly rae jepsen and mickey minaj. probably one of the oddest performances ever. i give you m.c. hammer gangnam style. ♪ >> that is cool. >> i like it. >> i do, too. >> you know, i was at the madonna
against burma's military dictatorship. but the violence in the middle east has also demanded mr. obama's attention. jessica yellin is traveling with the president. >> reporter: it was in thailand the president gave his first public remarks on the violence in israel and gaza standing by israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: and he put the onus on hamas to make peace possible. >> it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> reporter: but that's not the focus of this trip. less than two weeks after his re-election, he jetted halfway around the world to southeast asia. president obama says -- >> this is no accident. >> reporter: the trip is meant to strengthen trade and security alliances and counter balance china's growing influence. the dramatic highlight? a visit to myanmar, a country long under military rule. now undergoing a democratic transition. in a speech encouraging the nation's reforms, he used
equation here is relatively simple. if israel will be quiet, we'll have peace and quiet then in gaza it will also be quiet. >> israel has 75,000 troops on stand by. >>> new this morning president obama is now in cambodia the third and last stop on his asian tour. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived two hours ago. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintena
obama praises myanmar's trip to democracy. and oil futures hit a two week high as international pressure mounts for a cease-fire in gaza. welcome back. just to keep you abreast with what's taking place at the moment in the uk, you have the uk prime minister david cameron speaking live at cbe conference. confederation of british industry. so he was just talking about how the government needs to be tough, radical and fast and he's continuing to lay out his thoughts there at this conference. we'll keep you up-to-date. tomorrow's euro group meeting is likely to be a tense affair. the imf looks to stick to its guns. christine lagarde told reuters that any financing program needs to be rooted in reality and not in wishful thinking. julia chatter sly is in athens. the chances of officials not green lighting further aid to greece, is it fair to say at the this stage that's very small? >> i think at the moment we have a situation where you have the imf really pushing for debt write down and on the other people wanting an enter rum solution. so they've never not reached a consensus, so somewhere i
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